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Cracked Ice & The Mighty Soul Drivers to Play Bridge Street Live, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

A Soul Spectacular featuring Cracked Ice & The Mighty Soul Drivers at Bridge Street Live is set for Friday, May 16th, 2014 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $15 GA, $25 VIP, and available at http://41bridgestreet.inticketing.com/events/403358. (more...)

Bradley Dean, Derrick Baskin & More Set for Kansas City Symphony Orchestra's OH WHAT A NIGHT! Tonight & Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Broadway Stars Bradley Dean (A Little Night Music, Spamalot) Derrick Baskin (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Little Mermaid) and Ron Bohmer (Ragtime, Sunset Boulevard) will be appearing with Maestro Aram Demirjian and the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri in OH WHAT A NIGHT! Friday April 18th at 8:00pm and Saturday April 19th at 8:00pm. (more...)

Judy Kaye, Christina Bianco, Levi Kreis and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

San Francisco in June may be gloomy, but the lineup at Feinstein's at the Nikko will be HOT! Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to announce the lineup for the month of June, featuring award-winning stars from stage and screen, including two-time Tony Award-winner Judy Kaye, YouTube sensation Christina Bianco, Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter Levi Kreis, cabaret legend Justin Vivian Bond, Broadway star and recording artist Shoshana Bean, and Franc D'Ambrosio & Glory Crampton's tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ray Mercer's Circle of Dance
by Naomi Serviss - Apr 17, 2014

When he's not performing eight shows a week in The LION KING, Mercer is choreographing commissions nationwide. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TWO TRAINS RUNNING Excels at Round House Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Apr 16, 2014

Due to popular demand, August Wilson play extends to May 4, 2014 (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Producer Matthew Weaver Planning Broadway Stage Adaptation of Variety Show SOUL TRAIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Tony Award Nominated Producer Matthew Weaver (Rock of Ages) of MediaWeaver Entertainment - a movie, TV and stage production company - has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the trailblazing musical variety television series Soul Train. Created in 1970 by visionary Don Cornelius, Soul Train famously introduced the world to generations of new music and a whole new series of dance moves and styles on a weekly basis. Weaver acquired the rights from Soul Train Holdings, LLC. Weaver is now in talks with theater and film notables to come on board as the creative team for the Broadway production. (more...)

Fascinating Aida's CHARM OFFENSIVE, MORECAMBE and Gwen Dickey Set for The Marlowe Theatre, April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

CLASSIC comedy and songs come to The Marlowe Theatre later this month. (more...)

The Free Sound Ahn-somble Features Guest Artist Samia in Jazz Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

With all the traditional elements of a big band, along with the modern and diverse compositional style of Dorian Wallace, The Free Sound Ahn-somble delivers an experience that is improvisational, honest, and from the heart. (more...)

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS Music from the Motion Picture to Be Released 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

The album arrives in stores and at all online retailers on May 19th; while the film opens in theaters nationwide on June 6th. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Kansas City (more...)

VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen Inducts E Street Band into Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Below, watch as legendary rocker Bruce Springsteen inducts his E Street Band mates, Max Weinberg, Garry Tallent, Steven Van Zandt and Patti Scialfa, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (more...)

Photo Flash: Carl Lumbly and More Star in Marin Theatre's FENCES, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Marin Theatre Company, in association with Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, will stage August Wilson's Fences, the 1950s entry into his Century Cycle (also known as his Pittsburgh Cycle) - a decade-by-decade exploration of the black experience in 20th century America. Directed by Derrick Sanders, the Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award-winning play will feature veteran film and television actor Carl Lumbly as Troy Maxson, Steven Anthony Jones, the artistic director of Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, as Jim Bono and award-winning actor, playwright and director Margo Hall as Rose, as well as Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Eddy Ray Jackson as Cory, Adrian Roberts as Gabriel,Tyee Tilghman as Lyons and two Marin City youths - Jade Sweeney, who attends Willow Creek Academy, and Makaelah Bashir, Bayside Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy - splitting the role of Raynell. Scroll down for a first look at the stars! (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Recap: David Cook Mentors Top-8 to Fresh Takes on 80's Hits (Updated with Pictures)
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 09, 2014

Just as it did last week, tonight's AMERICAN IDOL featured the Top-8 finalists. After an ill-advised use of the sole judge's save, Sam Woolf remained in the competition long enough to be mentored by former IDOL champ David Cook for this week's 80's theme. With the obvious negligence of 'full-time' mentor Randy Jackson, it is staggering to see how much progress can be made with a mentor who is actively engaged in helping the finalists become better singers, performers, and artists. (more...)

Marin Theatre Welcomes Carl Lumbly to the Cast of FENCES, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Marin Theatre Company, in association with Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, will stage August Wilson's Fences, the 1950s entry into his Century Cycle (also known as his Pittsburgh Cycle) - a decade-by-decade exploration of the black experience in 20th century America. Directed by Derrick Sanders, the Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award-winning play will feature veteran film and television actor Carl Lumbly as Troy Maxson, Steven Anthony Jones, the artistic director of Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, as Jim Bono and award-winning actor, playwright and director Margo Hall as Rose, as well as Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Eddy Ray Jackson as Cory, Adrian Roberts as Gabriel, Tyee Tilghman as Lyons and two Marin City youths - Jade Sweeney, who attends Willow Creek Academy, and Makaelah Bashir, Bayside Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy - splitting the role of Raynell. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Open at Gramercy Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will open at New York City's Gramercy Theatre (127 E 23rd St. / 23rd & Lexington Ave) today, April 10th, giving fans a chance to see Broadway's acclaimed theatrical rock experience in one of New York's most intimate concert venues. An exclusive presale for Citi Cardholders will begin today, March 17th at 10AM followed by Live Nation and Ticketmaster presales beginning at 10AM on Tuesday, March 18th. Tickets will be available to the general public at 10AM on Wednesday, March 19 via Ticketmaster.com and at the Gramercy Theatre box office. (more...)

The Free Sound Ahn-somble to Feature Guest Artist Samia in Jazz Concert, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

With all the traditional elements of a big band, along with the modern and diverse compositional style of Dorian Wallace, The Free Sound Ahn-somble delivers an experience that is improvisational, honest, and from the heart. (more...)

Darren Criss & Chord Overstreet Talk Sondheim Songs On GLEE
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 09, 2014

This week's episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series Glee was titled 'Bash' and the episode was highlighted by four songs penned by master Broadway songwriter Stephen Sondheim, so stars Darren Criss and Chord Overstreet discuss the work of Sondheim in an amusing new featurette. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Postpones Off-Broadway Run Indefinitely
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

'A Night With Janis Joplin at Gramercy Theater will postpone its opening indefinitely due to production issues. Refunds will be available for all ticket holders at point of purchase. Further information will be released when available.' (more...)

Act II Playhouse to Stage MAN OF LA MANCHA, 4/29-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Act II Playhouse concludes its 15th anniversary season by dreaming 'The Impossible Dream' with the classic musical, Man of La Mancha. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Man of La Mancha plays at Act II Playhouse in Ambler from April 29-May 25. (more...)

Tickets to The O'Jays & Chaka Khan at Fox Theatre On Sale 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

ON SALE FRIDAY, APRIL 11 AT 10AM! Fox Concerts presents THE O'JAYS & CHAKA KHAN Friday, June 20 at 8PM Live at The Fox Theatre! $125, $90, $75, $65, $55, $45 On-Sale Information: Tickets go on sale Friday, April 11 at 10AM online at metrotix.com, by calling 314-534-1111, or in person at the Fox Theatre Box Office. (more...)

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